Ferret (Mustela putorius furo)
❕ If excited, they may perform a behavior called the "weasel war dance", characterized by frenzied sideways hops, leaps and bumping into nearby objects. Despite its common name, it is not aggressive but is a joyful invitation to play. It is often accompanied by a unique soft clucking noise, commonly referred to as "dooking".
Things are tough right now with debt, especially after having time off work to have an operation
I also have £112 in overdraft fees to pay due to an emergency vet bill
If you can help at all I'd appreciate it SO much
Thank you 💛
Just in case this is useful to anyone in the US, I came across a story about someone who was getting insulin from a Costco pharmacy, and one day the pharmacist pulled him aside and said to ask his doctor for a script for a different brand of insulin that was much cheaper, because Costco had used their buying power to cut some kind of deal. He went from $170 a month to $35 a month. Worth checking out?
I still can't get over how good a motto "anything worth doing is worth doing poorly" is when you're suffering from executive dysfunction or physical disabilities
Like, of course it's awesome to thoroughly clean your place once a week or biweekly but if the mere thought of it is causing you to break down, vacuuming for five minutes is so much more than doing nothing
It's the best piece of advice I got in what feels like forever
We're hiring still at Mozilla!
This feels squickily like self-promotion (which I hate), but some folks round here might find something interesting there.
I will also mention that we have ongoing efforts to recruit folks who are *not* like me - i.e. straight old cis white guys.
So, if you are *not* like me along any of those axes, I especially encourage you to give it a looksee.
You get back to your apartment. The bar on the ground-floor is crowded and warm. The food is simple but tonight the chef is excited for everyone to try the new dish they’ve been working on.
The service is perfect, the servers are like family, and how can family possibly spoil a meal?
You plop your bag of apples on the bar, people come by and take a few. A few folks are arguing at the end of the bar, but no one pays them much attention.
The person to your right is a butcher, the person to your left is an archaeologist, the local sculptor selects an apple, shining it on a clay-covered smock.
Instruments come out, Shostakovich no.7 in C major, to remember the dead.
The strains of music drift out into the street, the busses and trains, running by. Some folks stay late, some folks leave early, there’s plenty of work to do, but somehow
You live in a small cozy apartment. Your neighbor to the left is a brain surgeon, the neighbor to your right is a fry cook.
Across the hall, the daycare center looks after the kids, it’s usually full of retirees, they get a lot of joy from the children.
You go to work. Your boss, yourself, and the janitor all make the same pay. You work to do a good job. This seems sensible.
After work, you take the train out of town, there are collectives there with fresh veggies and milk. You bring them some canning supplies, and hang out for a bit. You admire their agrarian lifestyle, but you love the city. You leave with a big bag of apples, you try to pay, but they won’t let you, money seems cheap. Next time you’ll bring your fiddle, you promise.
You miss the train, but there are plenty of busses. You get on one and find a seat. The person to your left is a plumber, the person to your right designs satellites, a singer stands, and begins to sing.
That seems right
Une instance se voulant accueillante pour les personnes queers, féministes et anarchistes ainsi que pour leurs sympathisant·e·s. Nous sommes principalement francophones, mais vous êtes les bienvenu·e·s quelle que soit votre langue.
A welcoming instance for queer, feminist and anarchist people as well as their sympathizers. We are mainly French-speaking people, but you are welcome whatever your language might be.